Best Fourth of July Car Deals | Edmunds

Best Fourth of July Car Deals


Normally, Sunday evening marks the end of the weekend. But this weekend is different — at least as far as car selling is concerned. Because the Fourth of July falls on a Tuesday, this holiday weekend will be four days long. If you're in the market for a car, truck or SUV, that's great news for you.

To help you find the right deal, we present some of the deepest discounts we've seen. We've also included a good zero-down lease offer and, if you're a bit flush, a pair of luxury cars.

Cash-back offers, rebates and incentives can vary by region, so be sure to check that the offers shown here apply in your area. To do this, click the car link and update the ZIP code shown just below the car's photo. Also, note that these discounts may not apply to every trim level within a model line.

Some of these offers may even get better if you can apply additional bonus cash offers, military appreciation offers or recent college grad specials. Check the Edmunds Incentives and Rebates page to see all the rebates for which you may qualify.

Finally, here are some tips on how to effectively car-shop on a holiday weekend.

Compact Sedans:

2017 Hyundai Elantra
Starting price: Base models start around $18,000.
2017 Hyundai Elantra
The Deal: Depending on trim level, we are seeing discounts in the $7,500 range.
Our Editors Say: The Hyundai Elantra has been completely redesigned for 2017. Highlights include fresh styling, three new engines, a new seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission, a more upscale interior, and a host of new technology offerings.

2017 Ford Focus
Starting price: Base models start around $17,500.
2017 Ford Focus
The Deal: Depending on trim level, we are seeing discounts in the $5,000 range.
Our Editors Say: The 2017 Ford Focus has a lot going for it, including a comfortable ride, sporty handling and lots of high-tech interior options. Some newer rivals beat it in a couple of aspects, but overall the Focus is a smart choice for a small sedan or hatchback.

Midsize and Full-Size Sedans:

2017 Honda Accord
Starting Price: Base models start around $23,000.
2017 Honda Accord
The Deal: Depending on trim level, we are seeing discounts in the $5,500 range.
Our Editors Say: The current Accord is arguably Honda at its finest. It scores highly in just about every category, and unlike many rivals, it's a genuine pleasure to drive. If you're looking for a family sedan that does it all, or perhaps a sporty yet still roomy coupe, you just can't ignore the 2017 Accord's across-the-board excellence.

2017 Toyota Camry
Starting Price: Base models start around $24,000.
2017  Toyota Camry
The Deal: Depending on trim level, we are seeing discounts in the $6,500 range.
Our Editors Say: The 2017 Toyota Camry fulfills all of the expectations that people place on midsize sedans, which is likely why it's been such a huge sales success. With an emphasis on comfort and ease of use, combined with a solid reputation for durability and reliability, it's easy to see why people buy the Camry. Some of its rivals might be a little flashier or sportier, but the Camry remains a solid choice.

2017 Dodge Charger
Starting Price: Base models start around $28,000.
2017  Dodge Charger
The Deal: Depending on trim level, we are seeing discounts in the $8,300 range.
Our Editors Say: If you yearn for a quintessential American performance sedan with massive power, brash styling and abundant personalization potential, the 2017 Dodge Charger is the car for you.

2017 Volvo S60
Starting Price: Base models start around $35,000.
2017 Volvo  S60
The Deal: Depending on trim level, we are seeing discounts in the $8,300 range.
Our Editors Say: Volvo is known for exceptional safety, and the 2017 Volvo S60 is no exception. It also offers a nice ride and powerful engines. The S60 is tuned for comfort rather than sport, a choice that will suit many consumers just fine.

2017 Hyundai Sonata
Starting Price: Base models start around $23,000.
2017  Hyundai Sonata
The Deal: Depending on trim level, we are seeing discounts in the $7,500 range.
Our Editors Say: The 2017 Hyundai Sonata delivers everything you would expect from a midsize family sedan. It has a spacious interior with road-trip-worthy seats, a long list of standard features, well-laid-out controls and a smooth ride.

SUVs:

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe
Starting Price: Base models start around $32,000
2017 Hyundai Santa Fe
The Deal: Depending on trim level, we are seeing discounts in the $6,900 range.
Our Editors Say: This six- or seven-seat car-based SUV doesn't have the name recognition of some of its higher-profile competitors. In fact, you might be surprised how far your dollar will go with the Santa Fe. It scores big with an appealing blend of power, comfort and style, along with the industry's best warranty.

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Starting Price: Base models start around $31,500.
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee
The Deal: Depending on trim level, we are seeing discounts in the $7,500 range.
Our Editors Say: It's hard to find a truly off-road-ready SUV these days, especially at a reasonable price. But Jeep has you covered with the 2017 Grand Cherokee. Off-road prowess isn't the Grand Cherokee's only trick, though. It offers just about every upscale amenity and high-tech option you can imagine.

2017 Ford Escape
Starting Price: Base models start around $24,600.
2017 Ford  Escape
The Deal: Depending on trim level, we are seeing discounts in the $7,200 range.
Our Editors Say: Shopping for a small crossover presents a dizzying array of options, but the Ford Escape is a smart, safe choice among a crop of great contenders. The 2017 Escape receives style and power upgrades, improved storage for small items, and an updated tech interface that packs plenty of connected punch.

2017 Ford Expedition
Starting Price: Base models start around $48,500.
2017 Ford Expedition
The Deal: Depending on trim level, we are seeing discounts in the $12,000 range.
Our Editors Say: There are plenty of car-based crossovers to choose from these days. But there are times when you might want the capabilities of a beefy, traditional SUV. The 2017 Ford Expedition is one of our top recommendations in this segment, thanks to massive passenger, cargo and towing capabilities.

2017 Chevy Tahoe
Starting Price: Base models start around $48,000.
2017  Chevy Tahoe
The Deal: Depending on the trim level, we're seeing discounts in the $9,000 range.
Our Editors Say: The 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe is a throwback to the not-so-distant past, when SUVs were based on trucks and the "utility" in SUV was paramount. So if you need a vehicle that can haul up to nine people and tow up to 8,600 pounds, the Tahoe is the right kind of SUV.

Minivans:

2017 Toyota Sienna
Starting Price: Base models start around $31,000.
2017  Toyota Sienna
The Deal: Depending on trim level, we are seeing discounts in the $6,500 range.
Our Editors Say: Although the Toyota Sienna is one of the older minivans in the segment, a steady stream of improvements has kept it competitive. It deserves consideration, especially if you need all-wheel drive.

2017 Chrysler Pacifica
Starting Price: Base models start around $30,000.
2017 Chrysler Pacifica
The Deal: Depending on trim level, we are seeing discounts in the $7,000 range.
Our Editors Say: With its stylish looks and clever features, the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is one of our top picks for a minivan this year. Take a test drive and we think you'll be surprised on how closely the Pacifica can match (or even exceed) the look, feel and performance of the segment all-stars, the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna.

Trucks:

2017 Ram 1500 Crew Cab
Starting Price: Base models start around $34,000.
2017 Ram 1500 Crew Cab
The Deal: Depending on trim level, we are seeing discounts in the $12,500 range.
Our Editors Say: Looking for a light-duty pickup with clever outside-the-box thinking? The 2017 Ram 1500's unique coil-spring rear suspension gives it a smooth unloaded ride, but it can still tow your trailer like a champ with its stout gasoline V8 or torquey turbodiesel V6.

2017 Nissan Titan XD Diesel
Starting Price: Base models start around $32,500.
2017 Nissan Titan XD Diesel
The Deal: Depending on trim level, we are seeing discounts in the $10,500 range.
Our Editors Say: In terms of price and capability, the 2017 Nissan Titan XD fills the gap between typical light-duty and heavy-duty trucks. With a variety of trim levels and a strong diesel engine option, it's a unique truck that offers something its competitors don't. When equipped with the diesel V8, the Titan XD feels like a stout draft horse. It's not particularly fast or nimble, but it can handle some serious heavy lifting.

Hybrid and Electric:

2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid
Starting Price: Base models start around $26,300.
2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid
The Deal: Depending on trim level, we are seeing discounts in the $5,300 range.
Our Editors Say: If you're shopping for a hybrid sedan, you'll want to check out the 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid. We like its impressive refinement, high fuel economy, well-rounded performance and high-tech features.

2017 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Sedan
Starting Price: Base models start around $38,500.
2017 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Sedan
The Deal: Depending on trim level, we are seeing discounts in the $7,400 range.
Our Editors Say: All modern large sedans provide a roomy interior, a big trunk and plenty of standard features. But few can provide excellent fuel economy, too. The 2017 Toyota Avalon Hybrid delivers all this.

2017 Kia Soul EV
Starting Price: Base models start around $35,000.
2017  Kia Soul EV
The Deal: $14,750 in bonus lease cash
Our Editors Say: Some EVs suffer a reduction in cargo space due to their extra batteries, but the Soul EV does not. In terms of passenger and cargo room, it lines up more with the new batch of subcompact SUVs rather than compact hatchbacks.

And now for the extras:

Luxury Cars:

2017 Maserati Quattroporte S
Starting Price: About $118,000
2017 Maserati Quattroporte S
The Deal: Depending on trim level, we are seeing discounts in the $22,000 range.
Our Editors Say: Big, plush and a feast for the eyes, the 2017 Maserati Quattroporte is a Ferrari-powered sedan that competes with some of the top luxury flagship rivals on the market today. Though the standard V6 engine might be satisfying for most buyers, we can't help but recommend the fire-breathing V8 in the Quattroporte GTS.

2017 Audi A8
Starting Price: About $87,000
2017 Audi  A8
The Deal: Depending on trim level, we are seeing discounts in the $9,500 range
Our Editors Say: Craving a sophisticated luxury sedan that keeps a low profile? The Audi A8 offers great performance and a sumptuous interior, yet it's not a paparazzi magnet like many executive sedans. If you're looking to glide below the radar, the A8 might be just right.

Spotlight Zero-Down Lease:

2017 Toyota RAV4 LE
Starting Price: Base models start around $25,000
2017  Toyota RAV4 LE
The Deal: Lease a new 2017 RAV4 LE for $255 a month for 36 months with no money due at signing. Though you might not see this offer advertised in your region, ask and you should be able to get a zero-down deal, possibly even with a slightly lower monthly payment.
Our Editors Say: Overall, the RAV4 is exactly as comfortable as we would expect it to be. Its accommodations are spacious, and its seats are soft enough for hours in the saddle. Its agreeable ride quality is also a plus.

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